Dr. Ken Harmon, provost, Kennesaw State University: Finish my book entitled “Managing Happiness.” I discuss how to use the research on happiness to bring a better culture to the workplace. Take my oldest daughter, Ashley, deep sea fishing. Teach my other two daughters, Ava and Norah, how to play golf. Lose 20 pounds.
Palmer Wells of Marietta, cofounder and producing director, Theatre in the Square: I guess since the theater is my main love and concern, I want to resolve to do even more to get more patrons and more support for the theater.
Tony Britton, incoming Cobb Chamber of Commerce chairman: My New Year’s resolution is to do everything I can to maintain my health and follow the messages from my physicians.
Betty Gray of Mableton, veteran educator: I’m going to hang tight and execute some good health maneuvers and keep walking, and then I’m working on a thought, I want to compile in the next few weeks or months as I talk to people, I want to know what a teacher is. I want to get that together and develop that. You hear a lot about what they’re not and what they’re not doing, but I’ve talked to a lot of kids about what a teacher is and what it takes to teach, because it’s a tough world out there for teachers. Sunday I want to sit down and get a little outline so I can say I’ve started.
Steve Imler of Marietta, retired businessman: It’s really to continue a good life and doing it right. It’s really to continue with doing the right thing and to continue really things I’ve thought about and the way that I live and to improve myself and what I do.
Joe Dendy of west Cobb: We (the Cobb Republican Party) want to knock on every Republican’s door in Cobb County this year and get them involved, that’s our goal. Because so many people, you know, they’re hollering at the TVs, shouting at the TVs and we got to get them involved.
Barbara Hickey of Mableton, founder of The Etiquette School of Atlanta: I really don’t keep up with friends enough. I feel like I need to write more ‘just thinking of you’ letters, remembering good times with them and reminding them that I do remember good times. I think what I’m going to do is every day, I plan to write three a day. And when I sit down it takes me just minutes to recall something nice to tell them, and so why don’t I take that time, we’re talking 15 minutes total, maybe, to do that, to remind people that I’m thinking of them and that they were important in my life.
— Compiled by MDJ reporter Jon Gillooly